Monday, October 28, 2013

Photo heavy post

I have been spending some quality time with Lucey. I think I have the tension figured out. Now, I am not going to use a different kind of bobbin for 6 months. That is what has been recommended to me as a new long armer. That way I only have one adjustment to mess with; top tension only and leave the bobbin alone.

I bought a lot of $3/yd. fabric to mess around with. My grandkids will have a lot of dragging-around-type of quilts to play with.

I used this pre-printed panel to practice FMQ.

This was my first attempt at a pantograph. I do a better job with curves when I FMQ. Anytime I so much as shift my weight from one foot to the other, I get wiggles. Practice, practice, practice.

More FMQ. This will end up being a moving pad or something. I can see a difference in quality between the first section I quilted and the last.

I have also been plugging away at the Craftsy Under the Stars Sew Along. I was really let down to find out that this sew along is an on-your-own thing. There are no videos or pointers from a teacher as with other Craftsy classes. I'll never sign up for one of these again.

I have also started working on my first EPP project. I am making the Tula Pink Diamonds in the Sky quilt using her Acacia line of fabrics. I love the fabric. I am still working on my technique for EPP. I have been using a combination of Mickey Dupre and Lori Holt instructions. Again, practice, practice, practice.

The red and white churn dashes are starting to come in from my bee group. I am going to be really happy with this. I love red and white.

I am juggling a lot of projects right now, but I am having fun. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rabbit, Rabbit!

Another month is gone. This is annual evaluation time at work, so I haven't touched my sewing machine for a while. Can't wait to get back to it. Have a great day.

Thanks for stopping by.